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Issue 47 February 2012

We are really pleased to present the creations of local artist Andrew Hunt, whose oil paintings have graced the walls of the National Portrait Gallery in recent years. In my opinion the centre page poster is particularly striking. Read an interview with Andrew on page 29.

We’ve got another strong issue for you this month. David Berry introduces some worthwhile local cooperatives, Andrea Burns discusses the age-old battle between analogue and digital photography in her piece on the Impossible Project, and Robin Lovelace cycles up and down the steepest hills in Sheffield. Our music interview is with German composer Nils Frahm and this month’s Filmreel section focuses on the best and worst of big screen remakes.

I’m always going on about getting involved in Now Then, but if you are interested in contributing to the mag please don’t hesitate to get in touch. While space in print can be limited, we have plenty of room on the web for publishing pieces by aspiring writers and if your article isn’t time-sensitive we can always save it for a rainy day.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Sheffield Charities.

As Now Then is often proud to point out, there are a lot of good things about living in Sheffield. But some of the best things around here a…

As Now Then is often proud to point out, there are a lot of good things about living in Sheffield. But some of the best things around here a

Co-ops: Portland Works / Hazelhurst / Regather / Sheffield Renewables

www.portlandworks.co.uk Portland Works embodies the spirit of Sheffield. The history of this listed building in Sharrow is intertwined with…

 www.portlandworks.co.uk
Portland Works embodies the spirit of Sheffield. The history of this listed building in Sharrow is intertwined with

The Impossible Project: Real Photography

"We see our products creating and forming a unique niche market for passionate people, who choose our products besides everything the digita…

"We see our products creating and forming a unique niche market for passionate people, who choose our products besides everything the digita

Microbreweries.

Courtesy of the Wick at Both Ends / Grace Tebbutt. Serves 3-4. Pies can be a great way to make a simple stew into an impressive meal, and t…

 Courtesy of the Wick at Both Ends / Grace Tebbutt.
Serves 3-4.
Pies can be a great way to make a simple stew into an impressive meal, and t

Hills: The Mystery of Sheffield's Steepest Hill

The hills of Sheffield. Whether you find them arduous or charming, they are undeniably integral to this city. "Everyone is so two-dimensiona…

The hills of Sheffield. Whether you find them arduous or charming, they are undeniably integral to this city. "Everyone is so two-dimensiona

Loans: The Pitfalls of Payday Borrowing

History shows us that in times of recession, when money is tight and people become desperate to keep a roof over their heads, loan companies…

History shows us that in times of recession, when money is tight and people become desperate to keep a roof over their heads, loan companies

Andrew Hunt: Mester of Oils

This month's art comes from local maker Andrew Hunt. With several national exhibitions under his belt, you'd expect Sheffielders to know all…

This month's art comes from local maker Andrew Hunt. With several national exhibitions under his belt, you'd expect Sheffielders to know all

Sound Improvisation and defeating the logics of capitalism.

For some, Sheffield is synonymous with free improvisation, a way of playing music which, in its purest form, has no formal rules beyond the …

For some, Sheffield is synonymous with free improvisation, a way of playing music which, in its purest form, has no formal rules beyond the 

Black Dahlia Murder / The Mother Folkers / Pub Scrawl / Humble Soul.

19th JANUARY. corporation. Reviewer - talie eigeland. "SHIRT OFF," says Trevor Strnad casually. Downtune the guitars, enter blastbeat, c…

19th JANUARY. 
corporation. 

Reviewer - talie eigeland.

"SHIRT OFF," says Trevor Strnad casually. Downtune the guitars, enter blastbeat, c

Nils Frahm: Making A Statement

Nils Frahm is a German musician currently releasing on Londonbased label Erased Tapes. Having learned the piano from a former student of the…

Nils Frahm is a German musician currently releasing on Londonbased label Erased Tapes. Having learned the piano from a former student of the

Filmreel Damn Remakes.

Nicola Bierton. Remakes - the ageless thorn in my side. I have to constantly ask myself, why remake a classic film that has stood the test…

 Nicola Bierton.

Remakes - the ageless thorn in my side. I have to constantly ask myself, why remake a classic film that has stood the test